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Austin School Teacher Accused of Sex With Student

A teacher at a Catholic school in Austin has been fired and jailed on suspicion of having sex with a minor student.

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Edward Lapenotiere, Morrison County Jail
Edward Lapenotiere, Morrison County Jail
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Little Falls Man Convicted Of Selling Drugs In A School Zone

A Little Falls Man has been found guilty of selling drugs in a school zone. A Morrison County jury today (Tuesday) convicted 21-year-old Edward Lapenotiere junior of two counts of selling narcotics in a Little Falls School zone.

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Document: Winona Diocese Anticipates Bankruptcy

The Diocese of Winona anticipates it will file for bankruptcy as a result of lawsuits filed by victims of clergy sex abuse.

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Al Frankin, Mike McFadden
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Franken More Flush Than McFadden For Final Month

Democratic Sen. Al Franken had a nearly 3-to-1 cash advantage over Republican challenger Mike McFadden as their Minnesota race reached its final month. Franken's campaign said Tuesday its latest report to regulators would show $2.75 million in the bank as of Oct. 1.

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High Court Won’t Take Case of Man Convicted at 17

The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to hear the appeal of a Minnesota man convicted of raping and killing a teenage girl when he was 17.

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Minnesota Seed Industry Focusing on Wildflowers

Minnesota's plant seed industry is beginning to produce more wildflower seeds and a wider variety overall to address concerns over diminishing honey bee populations.

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Photo By: Mykl Roventine, Flickr
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Latest Road Corridor Fix-Up List Has 13 Projects

Thirteen stretches of clogged or deteriorated highways in Minnesota have been selected for quicker upgrades under a state transportation program designed to advance work.

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News @ Noon: New Book Tells The Story Of Trapped Chilean Miners [AUDIO]

Today (Tuesday) on the News @ Noon Show on WJON we heard from the author of a new book that tells the story of 33 miners who were trapped below the earth's surface for a record breaking 69 days.

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Bond Set In Wabasha Campground Assault Case

A campground owner and employee of a nonprofit Christian ministry is free on bond after making an appearance in Wabasha County District Court on criminal sexual conduct. Forty-nine-year-old Paul Logan, of Rochester, is accused of fondling two girls who stayed at the Pioneer Campground in Wabasha in May and June.

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Police: Duluth Baby Okay After Car Hits Stroller

Police say an 11-month-old girl is uninjured after being hit by a car while in a stroller. The infant's 19-year-old mother was pushing her in the stroller Monday afternoon when the accident happened.

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